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Welcome to Splash!, where the views from our windows are as refreshing as our menu. Located on the long-beloved Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, our restaurant overlooks the beautiful Monterey Bay, making it a picturesque destination for locals and tourists alike. Have a seat at our rotating bar and dining area, or relax at a table or in a booth, and peruse a menu replete with organic, high-quality ingredients and fresh, sustainably sourced seafood. Sip one of our signature cocktails (Port in a Storm, anyone?), indulge in a skillet of our famous lobster mac & cheese, or try our in-house smoked salmon. We've created a one-of-a-kind place, and we're looking forward to sharing it with you.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting near the end of the Warf. The ago Tina was delicious, fresh, done just right south pickled onions avacado g toasted Vicodin I skipped the candied cashews. More than enough for me. Service was good. Views spectacular. I think it's the best salad...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank lyneahm
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! I think our ahi salad was a victim of Google translate, very entertaining. Thanks for your wonderful review. We can't wait to have you back for more fresh favorites soon. Until then, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood among other food options, and great setting. Nice views while we ate, watching the sunset.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Slick-Cortez
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Slick-Cortez, we're delighted you loved your meal with us! It's a pleasure to serve our wonderful guests. Hope to see you soon! Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating our honeymoon walking along the wharf when we stumbled upon this place and decided to give it a try. We walked in and were greeted with huge smiles. The host told us to pick the table we liked and we got a...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Chelsea U
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chelsea, first off, congratulations! Sounds you celebrated deliciously. And yes, our ranch, along with all our other sauces are housemade. Come back and see us again soon, maybe for your anniversary! Best, Germaine Akin, Ownerl

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant as part of the Santa Cruz restaurant week. Jim ordered off the special menu and I had he Tuesday special lobster roll, and all the food was great. The location can’t be beat, with views to die for, but bring...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Boston-SFGirl
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sounds like you had a great time during Restaurant Week! You can't beat our lobster roll with a view. We look forward to seeing you both again soon! Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed October 2, 2019

The Seafood was just perfect. We sat on the "revoloving" bar. So cool. Barkeeper does a great job. First i didn´t realize that the bar is revolving. But it is a very cool feature. Definitely will come back when we are around.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Holger H
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Holger, we're thrilled we left you with such a great impression. We always want to provide our guests with a unique culinary experience they'll remember for a long time. Hope to have you back again soon. Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed September 26, 2019

Splash's main dining area has a portion of its space on a rotating lazy boy platform that does nothing to improve a rather ordinary dining experience. My fried calamari was among the worst I have ever tasted - lots of tentacles immersed in a cardboard...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Robert L
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019

Robert, we will take this criticism to heart so we can improve for future visits. We sincerely apologize for this experience and hope you can give us another chance to really wow you. Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed September 13, 2019

We went on a Sunday night and they were not very busy. We were seated where we wished and drinks were quick to arrive. The food was good. My steak was cooked perfectly as requested but my girlfriends mahi mahi was a little on the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Paisano76
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

We're so happy you loved your meal with us! We love serving our amazing community! As we say, good food, good mood. See you next time! Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

The ambience is nice. There are cut outs on the floor to sea below the pier. The view is very nice. The revolving bar is very cool. The chicken fettuccini alfredo was a bit too creamy for me but it was okay. My wife had...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank lucjesusf
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

We're lucky to provide a unique seaside experience for our guests. We wish your meal surpassed your expectations. Hope to have you and your wife back again to try other offerings! Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Delicious, creamy dip with lots of chunky crab pieces. Clam and linguini had a perfect balance of wine and spices with the sauce while pasta cooked to tender softness desired in a noodle. Clam chowder had bacon in it which elevated taste as well as...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Looks like you made some excellent choices when you dined with us! You can't beat delicious seafood with a sea view! Just an fyi anyone can dine on our rotating platform, you don't need to be 21. We look forward to your next visit! Best,...More

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

This is my second time stopping in when in town. Love the view and being able to sit and see the sea lions below us through the windows on the floor. Our waiter was very nice and all of our meals were very good. We...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Sammie259
172germainea, Owner at Splash, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Sammie, we're so happy you, your husband, and daughter loved their food! Thank you so much for this incredibly kind review. We'd love to have you guys back again soon! Best, Germaine Akin, Owner

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